Dark Age Defender
The Dark Age Defender is a community-created cosmetic item for the Demoman. It adds a wrought-iron breastplate, codpiece, and spiked pauldrons to the Demoman's default armour, in whole composing it into a set of medieval plate armour.
The Dark Age Defender was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Dark Age Defender was added to the game.
June 17, 2013 [Item schema update]
- Removed "Back", "Feet" and "Pants (Demoman)" equip regions.
- [Undocumented] Fixed levels not showing up in-game.
August 20, 2013 [Item schema update]
- Changed item type to Cosmetic Armor.
- [Undocumented] Added the Dark Age Defender to the item drop system.
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The item's name refers to the Dark Ages, an outdated historiographical term used for the Early Middle Ages (circa 500 - 1000 AD). Despite popular conception, the term is now largely discouraged as knowledge did not drop from Roman times to the extent commonly thought in later centuries.
- Furthermore, although this item is labeled "Dark Age", this type of plate armor is more akin to what would be developed in the High Middle Ages (c. 1000 - 1250 AD). The item description referencing the 12th century seems to acknowledge this.
- The item description references Merlin, the famous wizard from Arthurian legend.